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El Nino Could Be The Most Powerful On Record, Scientists Say

Climate scientists are very worried that a key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years.

November 23, 2015

Fewer Hurricanes Predicted In Updated Forecast

By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald Forecasters upped the odds for a slow hurricane season Thursday, predicting even fewer storms as record strong winds in the upper atmosphere keep a lid on brewing storms. Just five to 10 storms are predicted over the rest of the season that runs through November, said Gerry Bell, lead […]

August 8, 2014

Strong El Nino, Which Could Bring Soaking Winter Storms To California, Fizzling Out

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — A powerful El Nino that had been emerging in the Pacific is fizzling out, evaporating hopes it will deliver a knockout punch to California’s three-year drought. A new report from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration decreases the probability of an El […]

August 7, 2014

El Nino Usually Means Fewer Hurricanes For S.C.

By Joey Holleman, The State (Columbia, S.C.) COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins to heat up this summer so does the ocean surface in the equatorial Pacific, and that’s good news for South Carolina. The warming in the Pacific, known as El Nino, affects weather patterns worldwide. In terms of hurricanes, […]

August 1, 2014

Downtown L.A. Is Now Driest Since Rain Records Started In 1877

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Nino that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize. According to the National Weather Service, the 2012 to […]

July 15, 2014

Forecasters Predict Slower Than Normal Hurricane Season

By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Nino, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by […]

April 10, 2014